The Colwood Wheelworks Sturmey Archer Course will give you a thorough understanding of the principles of hub gearing and the confidence to dismantle, repair and restore a wide range of hubs manufactured by Sturmey Archer between 1936 and 2000.
You will learn the principles of epicyclic gearing and how different gear ratios are obtained. You will see how the different gears are selected by the clutch, and in the case of 4 and 5 speed gears by sliding sun pinions. (All these terms will become clear to you on the course.)
You will be taught the correct methods to remove and dismantle and rebuild the gear internal. You will be shown the most common reasons that a hub gear might fail to function correctly and how to correct those faults.
You will have the opportunity to strip down and rebuild several different models of Sturmey Archer hub including the AW, AM, AG, AB, FW, FG, S5/2, GH6 and the SW.
As each course has room for just two students at a time so you will get plenty of one to one tuition and will never be left wondering what to do next.
At the end of the day you will have the required knowledge to be able to dismantle and repair any classic Sturmey Archer hub gear.
It is a full day course. Tea, coffee, and soft drinks are provided throughout the day and lunch will also be provided.
5.30pm. The course is very much a hands on approach. Vince
introduced us to various types gears and hubs from five speed down
to three. The gear hub was stripped down by him. Vince
encouraged us to strip each type of hub down to it's axle, and
then put it back together again. We also
took apart a hub brake and a dynomo.
A truly full day, the student's are given tea and coffee during the
day. Lunch was provided by Val, and the hospitality was great by two
Thank you very much for a wonderful day"
Mike, East Sussex
Just wanted to thank you for a great day yesterday. I came back full
of enthusiasm and (knowledge!) and immediately took stock of the hubs
I had in the garage (now that I can positively identify them!) and
discovered to my great joy that I am a proud owner of an FM hub! It's
not on any bike currently, but I might just have it apart this weekend
to refresh my memory, and make sure all the bits are there and
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